Can We Turn Back Time?: A Villanelle


"Can One Turn Back Time?"

*He is long past his prime
yet his dream is yet to be seen—
can one turn back time?*
*The song of the birds rhyme,
just like counting bean—
He is long past his prime.*
*Dreaming is not a crime
so when will it begin?
Can one turn back time?*
*Dreamers are numerous like dimes
yet he is not that keen—
he is long past his prime.*
*Is there no choice but whine?
Where had hope been?
Can one turn back time?*
*He is like a vintage wine
that is rarely seen—
if only he's not past his prime.
Can one turn back time?*

What is a Villanelle?

A villanelle (also known as villanesque) is a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. There are two refrains and two repeating rhymes, with the first and third line of the first tercet repeated alternately until the last stanza, which includes both repeated lines. The villanelle is an example of a fixed verse form. The word derives from Latin, then Italian, and is related to the initial subject of the form being the pastoral.
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